What We Do
To learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Tweed, check out our brochure, or read more below about:
- Accessible Playground Project
- Support for Activities, Programs & Organizations
- Community Events
- Tweed Kiwanis Pavilion
- Our Work with Local Schools
Accessible Playground Project
The Kiwanis Club of Tweed and the Municipality of Tweed are excited to announce their partnership on a significant project to upgrade and add new equipment to the playground in Memorial Park. The plan includes a variety of equipment that specializes in engaging sensory, motor, cognitive and social skills, including spinners, swings, panels, slides, ladders and a zipline. Improvements will be made to general playground equipment, and rubber surfaces will be used in various locations within the playground.
The project has been estimated at a cost of approximately $400,000, and is targeted for completion in 2020/21. While this special project is underway, the Kiwanis Club of Tweed will continue to fund other community initiatives. All businesses, organizations and individuals who make donations will be acknowledged on signage at the playground, and receive a tax receipt for contributions over $10. To learn more about the project or to donate, take a look at this fact sheet, or contact the Municipality of Tweed, 255 Metcalf St., Postal Bag 729, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0, 613.478.2535
Support for Activities, Programs & Organizations
Tweed Kiwanis supports many community activities, programs and organizations – with a special emphasis on children and youth. We are proud to donate our time and resources to initiatives that promote literacy/education, the arts (theatre, music, Art in the Park), sports and recreation, and building youth leadership capacity. We also contribute to the soccer pitch, Emily Trudeau Splash Pad, the Tweed Library, the Madoc Army Cadets,and the Tweed Memorial Park Children’s Playground. We actively support several regional groups and activities. Learn more here!
In addition to donating funds to many local children’s programs, our Kiwanis club offers or participates in the following community events:
- Community Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale (Tweed Winter Carnival)
- Trash Bash
- Canada Day Parade
- Chicken BBQ
- Annual Alzheimer’s Walk
- Christmas Parade
Our club raises funds from the generosity of those who live in our community and their friends. We undertake these fundraising activities:
- Community Lottery
- Chicken Barbecue
- Community Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale
- Nevada Tickets
- Pavilion rentals for family and organization events and theatrical productions
Funds raised are put back into the local community and other organizations that embrace the ideals of Kiwanis.
Tweed Kiwanis Pavilion
The Kiwanis Club of Tweed maintains the historic Pavilion on Stoco Lake in Tweed Memorial Park. Since 1929, the Pavilion has hosted many family / community events, including our annual chicken BBQ. Learn more about this wonderful community venue in this brochure. Rentals are managed by the Municipality of Tweed. 613-478-2535. Visit www.tweed.ca.
Our Work with Local Schools
Our Kiwanis club recognizes and encourages kids, through example, so they feel empowered to do great things in their communities. We support Builders Clubs, Kiwanis ‘Terrific Kids’ and ‘Bring Up Grades’ (BUG) programs at our two local schools. We also make donations to their literacy programs.